Ticks are external parasites that are dangerous to both pets and people because they can carry many serious diseases. Here, our Scottsdale vets share how ticks thrive, how to keep them away from your family and pets and what signs to be wary of.
Qualified Advice From Our Vets
The best way to keep you and your pet safe from intestinal parasites is by bringing them to your vet for a yearly fecal exam. Annual fecal exams allow your Scottsdale vet to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions develop.
Fleas can make your pet uncomfortable and unhappy, which is too bad because they are also the most common external parasite! If they aren't promptly treated, they can also contribute to infections and other serious diseases. Our Scottsdale Ranch Animal Hospital vet team explains signs of fleas and what to do if you find them in your pet.